André Breton, Jacqueline Lamba, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Victor Serge, Wifredo Lam, and Anna Seghers are among Capitaine-Paul-Lemerle’s passengers. Their 1941 crossing from Marseille to Fort-de-France is reimagined by Adrien Bosc in his novel Capitaine. We also meet great German photographer Germaine Krull on board, sailing to the Americas, and young filmmaker, future screenwriter Rémy Assayas, also known as Jacques Rémy. At the end of the book, Bosc meets Rémy’s son, Olivier Assayas, who shows him an album of photos taken by Krull along this journey. The photos bring the novelist’s story vividly to life. They were found loose in a drawer of the family’s country home, and Assayas identified and organized them. A Voyage, Marseille-Rio 1941 brings all these photographs together, most of which are previously unpublished, and exhibits them in the context of the novel based on the true story of these two travelers.
Exhibition curators: Olivier Assayas and Adrien Bosc.
Publication: Un voyage : Marseille-Rio 1941, texts and photographs by Germaine Krull and Jacques Rémy, edited by Olivier Assayas and Adrien Bosc, Éditions Stock, 2019.